The CPC Learning Network and the Center on Child Protection and Wellbeing (PUSKAPA),CPC's key affiliate in Indonesia, are hosting their first international conference Viable and Operable Ideas for Child Equality (VOICE) on December 12-14 in Bali, Indonesia.
The VOICE conference, within the broad rubric of children’s rights, child protection, and family welfare, will pay special attention to three important themes:
- Children and Migration
- Social Norms that Underlie Harms to Children
- Children and Technology
Building on the growing realization that actions for children should no longer be based solely on good intentions but also on evidence and that we must shift our efforts strongly towards preventing child maltreatment, the conference will bring together hundreds of researchers, activists, policymakers, service providers, and others to take stock of the latest learning to support children and families in rapidly changing times. The conference breakout sessions throughout the three days will examine and present new evidence and academic research, policy analysis and reccomendation and ideas for program implementation under the three thematic areas mentioned above and delve into issues like:
- How do changing migration trends (including climate change and unprecedented levels of forced migration) impact children and families?
- In what ways are social norms changing for the better or for the worse for children in settings around the world? What is the role that children, parents, and local leaders can play in changing social norms for children’s wellbeing?
- What strategies that have been implemented to maximize the utilization of technology in child care and in what ways does technology influence children’s wellbeing?
- And many others . . . Click here for the summary agenda.
In addition to many presenters and moderators, confirmed keynote speakers include:
- Howard Taylor, Executive Director, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
- Ahmed Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury, Vice Chair, BRAC
- Veronica Yates, Director, Children's Rights International Network
- Yanuar Nugroho, Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of The President Of Indonesia
- Pungky Sumadi, Deputy Minister for Population and Labor, Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning